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flash point, flashing point
the lowest temperature at which the vapour above a liquid can be ignited in air
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flash point[′flash ‚pȯint]
The lowest temperature at which vapors from a volatile liquid will ignite momentarily upon the application of a small flame under specified conditions; test conditions can be either open- or closed-cup.
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The minimum temperature of a combustible material at which there is sufficient vaporization to produce a combustible mixture with air if ignited by a flame.
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